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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Emergency Medical Services Program (EMDS) is the first BSc program in the Kingdom that was initiated to qualify National Saudi Paramedics according to the International High Standard. The program seeks to fill the wid​e gap of this especially in relation to other emergency healthcare manpower and promote a state-of-art model for emergency medical services education. Most of EMS programs around the world follow traditional curriculum and a few of them use case-based curricula.

Although problem-based learning is well established, the method of teaching in the medical field is fairly new in EMS programs. Our college, along with several other worldwide programs has adapted this method o​​f teaching in EMS programs. The curriculum is community-oriented and uses teaching and learning strategies that are student-centered.

The College adopted (with modifications) the EMS program of Flinders University in Australia with the intention of promoting the standards of EMS at national and international levels. The college avails itself of educational potentials in the existing health faculties in NGHA to train students properly and for access to high-quality research. This ensures cost-effective and efficient use of national resources to promote research that enhances the standard of health care provided to the citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

To provide outstanding pre-hospital medical education and educators’ training to serve as a resource for EMS workers to pursue new knowledge and advance the practice of EMS.

To be recognized as an EMS c​enter of excellence, using advanced concepts of the best evidence-based emerge​ncy medical services education to attract the best students and faculty.


Excellence and accountability in the conduct of education, research, patient care and community engagement.

Integrity, professionalism and ethical behavior that embody the principles of altruism, beneficence, and justice.

Promote patient care, learning, research and productivity, engaging in relationships based on courtesy and respectful communication.

Leadership and teamwork

Place the patient welfare, comfort, and privacy first when planning and implementing initial care.


Be a safe practitioner, in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.

Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, other care providers, using excellent verbal, written, and e​lectronic communication skills.

Be proficient in performing primary and secondary patient assessment and using the information to develop diagnoses and plan ongoing care.

Demonstrate competence with a broad range of basic and advanced clinical skills.

Use critical thinking skills and make value judgments regarding patient care to ensure optimum outcomes.

Manage a routine scene in which people need emergency care and understand the principles of managing a major incident.

Behave in a professional and ethical manner, complying with relevant codes of conduct of ambulance services or professional bodies.

Understand the importance of lifelong learning to maintain current in their professional knowledge and ​participate in generating evidence-based practices.

Adopt a professional approach to teaching and mentoring subsequent generations of students and graduates.

ntegrate the best research with clinical expertise (evidence-based practice)​